Archive for April, 2012

Glenn Beck Revises His Own History

Glenn Beck loves historical revisionism, but now he is revising his own history. He told James Robison that the real reason he left Fox News was because God told him that if he didn’t leave, he would lose his soul. Read more

Wingnut Quote of the Week

Steve Deace said this at the Worldnutdaily and it’s one of the funniest things I’ve read all week: At best the Republican Party establishment views evangelicals as what kids today would refer to as a hook-up or a booty call. At worst they outright hate us, because Christians are the reason GOP cronyists don’t get away with pillaging and plundering the public trough for their buddies with the same reckless abandon as the Democrats. Translation: The Republican party is whack, yo. But I think he’s right. And he and the other evangelicals should all vote for someone other than Mitt Romney.

EM Repeal Petition Tossed in Michigan

I’m sure by now you all know about the appalling emergency manager law here in Michigan, which allows the state to appoint someone to essentially become dictators over cities and school districts. Michigan voters oppose it by a large margin, according to polls, and more than 200,000 people signed petitions to put a referendum on the ballot to repeal it. But opponents of repeal got the state board of canvassers to throw out those petitions — because the font was slightly too small. Seriously. Read more

You Can’t Live on Rainbows Either

I’m kind of torn on this one. On the one hand, there’s a sense in which it’s just natural selection at work. But it’s also a great example of why irrationality and false beliefs about the nature of reality actually do matter. Read more

Florida Drug Testing Plan Unconstitutional

Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s obsession with drug testing everyone under the sun has run into another judicial snag. A federal judge struck down a law requiring drug testing for all state employees, concluding — quite rightly — that such testing can only be done based on individualized suspicion: Read more